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, but we have made some very clear red lines there. >> people will say this is very reminiscent of iraq. you have a bad guy who is believed to be in the process of either developing or has wmd. we know what happened with iraq, that that intelligence was flawed. can america, can the world, risk another flawed military action if it turns out ahmadinejad is actually telling the truth? >> first of all, it's very different from iraq. i personally never saw any intelligence that was at all persuasive on the nuclear issue. i wanted the inspectors to go in there for a simple reason. when the first gulf war was over, we began an accounting of all of saddam's weapons of mass destruction, which mostly consisted of chemical warheads and chemical and biological agents. in 1998, when he kicked the inspectors out, there were two biological agents and two chemical agents, a substantial quantity unaccounted for. we bombed, the u.s. and uk. after 9/11, i thought it was important for the inspectors to go in, try to find out whether we had destroyed that or not. we later learned when he was deposed that it
have decimated al qaeda. osama bin laden is dead. he said we would end the war responsibly in iraq. we've done that. he has restored relationships around the world. i spend every day up at the united nations where i have to interact with 192 other countries. i know how well the united states is viewed. i know that our standing is much improved. and it's translated into important support for strong american positions, for example -- >> is it inappropriate for governor romney to level the criticism he leveled? >> i'm not going to get into politics, david. that's not my role in this job. but i think the american people welcome and appreciate strong, steady, unified leadership, bipartisan, in times of challenge. and for those men and women in our diplomatic service, including those we tragically lost, they look to our leadership to be unified and strong. >> let's talk about leadership in the world, and as the nuclear threat from iran. another area of tension between the united states and israel. in just a couple of minutes, we will show our interview with the prime minister of israel, benj
honored the fallen, visiting the special section reserved for service members killed in iraq and afghanistan. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington on a day that gives every american pause reflecting on the great loss and our country's resolve. today president obama told service members that the deadly attacks will strengthen and connect us for decades to come. >> when the history books are written, the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate, or division, it will be a safer world, a stronger nation, and a people more united than ever before. >> let's turn to our team here at home and oversees. nbc's ron allen in new york. nbc chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski and atia abawi in kabul. first to you at ground zero, talk about the feelings, the memorial, the ceremonies today. >> well, andrea, each commemoration, each anniversary is unique and different, powerful and special, and this one certainly was as well. it was smaller, more intimate, more private and less public if you will, although certainly open to the public. about a thousand peop
they bombed the iraq reactor in iraq and stopped for a time the iraqi program. they spread the program out and brought in russian scientists in the sciences from scientist from other countries as well and very sophisticated effort. they have adapted for long-term -- to carry atomic devices. they are very determined to become an atomic power and it's important to remember what atomic powers do. they don't detonate atomic vons. they threaten to do so and extract concessions with those threats and when i talk to the american officials in saudi arabia and other nearby air countries they are equally terrified of the israelis. they know what kind of concessions the persians are going to demand and they're not going to be small in ambition. >> host: frightening. let's move onto fast and furious where the inspector general's report, eric holder and the president talked about waiting for word on what actually happened in the fast and furious operation yet you see this as another example of deficiencies in obama's leadership in particular dealing with a subordinate in this case the attorney general
is 6 months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb. the prime minister says iraq is enraching uranium needed to for iran. the u.s. said it favors sinkses a sinkses and has not ruled out the possibility of action. are to go to fox news.com. >> mike: congresswoman, you were critical of obama's actions. let's talk to that. and how do you feel he handled the after math of this situation to concerns that you had a year ago. i said it was wrong per barak obama to come in. and he started bombing libya and gaddafi, no one loved gaddafi and he was neutral and working with us on different issues and now the problem was. we knew we had a lot of al-qaida in libya and recruited to kill our troops in iraq. if you desuppose gaddafi, the question is who is next? who will take over. that's the problem that we are seeing in libya? it is complete lawlessness in a break down of society and a lot of weapons that went missing when gaddafi was desupposed and a lot of those weapons are now in the middle east. >> mike: one of the people killed hours before he was killed, he said we are fearful that th
the spokespersons, we're leaving iraq, we're leaving afghanistan, we're leaving the area, the people in the area are having to adjust and they believe the united states is weak and they are taking appropriate action. bill: also over the weekend congressman mike rogers, chairman of the house intelligence committee and former fbi agent echoed that sentiment. >> the countries of middle east believe there is a disengagement policy by the united states and that lack of leadership there or at least clarity on what our position is causing problems. i, if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem we're going to make a serious mistake and we're going to make i think diplomatic mistakes as we move forward if we think that is the only reason people are showing up at our embassy to conduct acts violence. bill: the romney campaign says the obama administration is failing to throughout that part of the world. heather: there is more trouble brewing between israel and iran as a nightmare scenario could be coming close to reality. prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the iran will be the on the br
,000 jobs a month and mired in iraq. today i believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. >> yesterday in ohio, governor romney also seemed to be in a duel with himself. morning rally he condemned the affordable care act as government invasion. >> he also thinks that the government can do a better job than you in the way you live your life and obama care is point number one. it's the example number one he wants to put bureaucrats between you and your doctor, believes the government should tell you what kind of insurance you have to have. >> the very same day, specifically eight hours and 15 minutes later, romney made the case for, wait for it, the president's signature piece of legislation. >> throughout this campaign, as well, we've talked about my record of massachusetts, don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured. 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance. i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. >> yes, that was mitt romney making the case for government-sponsored health
the approach in iraq was very different for troops than the approach in afghanistan where you deal with the local elders. how do we convince them we don't share those sentments? that we don't categorize the muslim people in that way? >> well, jamie, i think we can say it and our government has been saying it. we can disavow these things but we also have to be true to our values. we believe in freedom of speech. we believe in freedom of religion. jamie i would caution against making this too much about oust. even though the spark for this may have been this video the actual grievances are much deeper and i think that in fact it is not just about us. look, the other parties have been targeted here too. religious minorities. the former regimes, liberal activists have been targeted over past many months in these places. it is a mistake to make this about us and these countries. it is not all about the united states here. jamie: can you or can you not change the minds of people involved in these protests in huge numbers? >> i think you can over time, frankly. the problem here again you
people they believe, in iraq. we put sanctions on them. that was one of the causes of osama bin laden said for declaring war. there is a history here, there is religious differences, there is cultural differences, all ever these clashes. i think the western position in that part of the world eye will will be honest eye think we should lower our profile and retreat. what are we doing $1 trillion in debt every year? borrowing money to give foreign aid in any event? >> greta: we were giving aid to pakistan to contain their nuclear weapons so we buy our frens and they don't do something to india -- >> the pew poll, pakistan, turkey, jordan, egypt, not one of those countries has one-fifth of the people saying they admire and approve the united states. 75 beers of egyptians believe that arabs did not do 9/11. it's a truth in their country. >> greta: so... now what? >> i think what have you to basically -- the president of the united states should get back ear -- back here. >> greta: he's here in a tonigh- [laughter] >> greta: he was here this afternoon. >> you mention it, as all of these re
's great. there's a very strong pro-western sentiment in iraq, but they do feel that interest then waned ask that the central government there needs a lot of support. the sort of support we see in iraq and afghanistan, to give them that sort of security apparatus to control these sorts of elements. >> u.s. sources say they don't believe this was necessarily targeting the ambassador, the u.s. ambassador, and you have intelligence sources yourself saying they had expected something. what do you think was the purpose then of these attacks? >> to attack u.s. interests, and as a result of drone attacks on al qaeda, leaders in libya and elsewhere, yemen as well, this was an opportunity, if you like, to attack u.s. interests. you know, the consulate is more of a soft target than the embassy. this gave them perfect cover to do it, so, yeah, it's basically a response to drone attacks that have been taking out al qaeda leaders very effectively. do not be surprised to see more drone attacks in the days ahead against some of those camps that are in libya. >> all right. michael holmes, thank you very
in the middle east and north africa, as you know. >> the president bragged about ending the war in iraq. people think the united states bailed out. they see us doing nothing in syria and instead doing savage massacres. in the case of libya, we sat on our hands and did very little for 15 months, and the extremist became stronger and stronger. it's is on the freighter during an serious. >> meanwhile, benjamin netanyahu, and barack obama are having a rather public viewed at a time when tensions are rising in the threat by iran seems to be escalating and action by the israeli military seems to be, if benjamin netanyahu is clearly communicated a message, it appears to be clearly near us. >> i have been trying to read this for months and i don't know where it is headed. but i do think the administration bears some responsibility for having the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff start lecturing at the united nations for themselves -- it was almost an indication for netanyahu essay instead of giving us a red light, you could get redline through this. i think this whole discussion should be taking pl
. almost 80 million people. it's had a tremendous amount of influence in lebanon, afghanistan and iraq and in some cases, our interests are actually mutual with the united states and iran, so i think it is an important country without -- i think they've had a problem for many, many years with the west. particularly with the united states. where they believe, whether it's true or not, but they believe that the u.s. is out to get them. out to destroy the regime and overthrow the regime. even this recent delisting of the opposition group that was in iraq, claim is another example of the u.s. only interested in changing the regime. we have many, many issues between the u.s. and iran over the 30 years, the nuclear age has gotten to the point now where we have harsh, harsh sanctions hurting the people, the economy, everyone. probably not the regime so much. >> not as tough as they should, at least fm our reporting. if you were really trying to shut things down. >> well, they're not that lenient. i think people find a way to get around. >> leaky. >> sorry. but i think that right now, with th
making the iraqi mistake. in981 they bombed in iraq and stopped for a time there, the likud program. they spread the program outcome of prime mission scientist and scientists in other countries as well. it's a very sophisticated, also adapted to carry atomic devices. they are very determined to become an atomic power. it is important to remember what atomic powers do. they don't detonate atomic bombs. they threaten to do so. and when i talked to the high-ranking officials in bahrain, saudi arabia and nearby arab countries, they are equally terrified israelis. they know what kind of concessions they are going to demand and they are not going to be small and ambition. >> ht: frightening. let's move on to fast and furious. we are awaiting the inspector general served toward, eric holder and the president had touched by waiting for the verdict on what happened in the fast and furious operation. you see this as another example of deficiencies in obama's leadership, in particular dealing with subordinates, in this case the attorney general, personal friend, eric holder. let's walk through
by iraq on israel will be received by the united states as an attack upon the united states. and we will respond militarily. i think you can say that about saudi arabia, too. when i made my statement, you should make people turn to vote. iran wants to destroy saudi arabia, too. >> we will get to iran in a moment, but let's pick up a little of that. it is confusing if you watch both conventions and you listen to people for both parties. one will always claimed that they are superior to the other in their historic support of israel. you have people telling us that republicans are stronger. i forgot these efforts to thwart the u.s. recognition of statehood. that is something obama has not received enough credit for. within a year, we have both a jewish congresspersons, one republican and one democrat saying opposite things. your party would do better in the white house for israel. >> i certainly believe so. it is a very critical period. small things can mean an awful lot when the president has not been to israel, snubs the prime minister, has made outrageous claims. these have conseque
, including kurds in syria as there are in iraq and iran and turkey, you have a potential situation where you get increased cross water flows of militant groups seeking to have some changes on the borders as well. the last thing the united states wants is for syria to stabilize itself and to destabilize a country that we helped at such great expense in american lives and treasure to put back together after the fall of sadaam hussein. host: call is on the phone on the democratic line. caller: i am surprised at the number of americans and the number of c-span viewers who are not supporters of the united nations. i'm a big supporter. i would like to give an example. the united nations charter and the provisions that could have stopped hitler and world war ii and if we had the united nations in the 1930's. when hitler and his troops marched back into the rhineland, the united nations security council could have applied economic sanctions which would have stopped sweden from selling iron ore to germany. it would have stopped romania from selling oil to hitler. without those, hitler never would hav
an uptick of al qaeda activity in that area. also in iraq for that matter. particularly in the benghazi area, which hasn't fully yet come under control of the central libyan government. libyan government leaders were very, very quick to condemn what happened, the killing, the death of ambassador stevens, and the other three american diplomats. called it cowardly and criminal, and said that they would be hunted down. as you know, the united states has said, president, secretary of state, that these killers will be brought to justice. very important to know that this is not a sort of anti-americanism all over libya that's at work. it's a small group of militants and extremists. the same thing happened apparently in egypt. >> explain to us because this was a big question that we had earlier this morning before learning the new information about the ambassador ms group. perhaps not targeting him, but explain what was that about, the protests, the outrage in libya and egypt against this film, this american film that was critical of the prophet muhammad? >> well, suzanne, you know, the problem is
that followed 9/11 are receding. >> today the war in iraq is over. in afghanistan, we're training afghan security forces and forging a partnership with the afghan people. by the end of 2014, the longest war in our history, will be over. >> ifill: republican mitt romney addressed the national guard association's annual convention in reno, nevada. >> with less than two to go before election day, i would normally speak to a gathering like this about the differences between my and my opponent's plans for military and for our national security. there is a time and place for that. but this day is not that. it is instead a day to express gratitude for the men and women who fought and who are still fighting to protect us and our country. >> ifill: in kabul today, u.s. and other troops observed the day with ceremonies. and the leader of al qaeda was heard from as well. he issued a web video confirming that the group's second in command was killed last june in a u.s. drone attack. we have more about the 9/11 remembrances including all of the pentagon ceremony online. >> brown: later in the program
a promise to the american people we'd get out of iraq. he did that. >> you don't have an answer, right? you don't have an answer. let me tell you why the answer is important since you don't have an answer. >> it's not leading from behind. he's led us out of iraq. >> that's what he called it that. >> no, he didn't say that. he didn't say that. >> the reason it's important is that we have lost respect in that region. that is a region of the world were you must lead by respect. not by popularity. >> right. >> not by the warmth and charm of the president, but by respect, by the strength of the united states, the resolve of the united states, the clear agenda of the united states, the commitment of the united states. on issues like iran's nuclear power, this guy has drifted for four years, wandering around without crippling sanctions on these people, and we're going to end up one day with a nuclear power there that is mischievous it will scare the hell out of everyone. >> he has built a coalition worldwide, unity on sanctions, stronger than any sanctions ever put on iran. >> bill: oh, stop it, j
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